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Several suspects have been identified after multiple people were attacked with bear spray at a fair in Port Alberni over the weekend.

In a media release, RCMP said the bear spray incident was targeted initially but quickly spread to several bystanders who were “heavily affected” by the noxious substance.

“Although not all intended victims have been located, several suspects are identified,” the local RCMP detachment said.

Paramedics treated those who were affected on scene.

Police are looking to speak with anyone with information, photos or video about this incident.

In addition to this incident, Port Alberni RCMP said 19 people were taken into police custody over the fall fair weekend, though not all of the arrests were related to incidents at the fairgrounds.

Witnesses to the bear spray attack are asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.

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